Guyana Amazon Warriors v Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, CPL, Providence July 31, 2013

Permaul, Santokie star in Guyana win

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Guyana Amazon Warriors 155 for 5 (Simmons 42) beat Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel 136 for 9 (Pooran 54, Permaul 3-32) by 19 runs
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A disciplined bowling performance by the Guyana Amazon Warriors, led by left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul's 3 for 32, helped them win their opening match of the inaugural Caribbean Premier League against Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel by 19 runs in Providence.

T&T won the toss and put Guyana in to bat, but they couldn't contain the Guyanese openers Lendl Simmons and Martin Guptill who added 74 runs for the first wicket. The partnership was eventually broken by Samuel Badree when he got Guptill leg before for 32.

With the score at 102 for 2, Simmons had helped Guyana set a platform for a big finish. T&T captain Dwayne Bravo, however, thwarted those plans with two wickets in the 16th over, accounting for Simmons (42) and Christopher Barnwell, who fell for a second ball-duck. Narsingh Deonarine was dismissed in the next over to leave Guyana at 106 for 5. Late fireworks from Ramnaresh Sarwan, who struck 21 off 12 balls, and James Franklin, who scored a 20-ball 26, ensured Guyana reached a competitive total of 155 for 5.

T&T's innings started steadily, as the openers had added 28 runs before Hafeez fell in the sixth over. Justin Guillen (22) and Darren Bravo (23) got starts, but were unable to guide the chase. Permaul, who came in to bowl in the ninth over, had immediate success, dismissing Davy Jacobs off the sixth ball of his first over. Ross Taylor's dismissal in Permaul's next over had T&T struggling at 50 for 3, with 106 needed off 57 balls.

Wicketkeeper Nicolas Pooran, blitzed a 24-ball 54, which included six sixes, to keep T&T's chase alive. But the wickets of Darren and Dwayne Bravo increased the pressure on Pooran and he perished in the 18th over, holing out to Mohammad Hafeez near long-off. T&T finished their innings at 136 for 9, 19 runs short of the target.

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  • on August 3, 2013, 20:05 GMT

    Even though I am Guyanese, I am least concerned with nationalistic affiliations at this point--I am awakened by quality cricket, by fresh, subversive talent, and Nicholas Pooran rekindled my hope for WI cricket. It was interesting that Sony Six was featuring the 17 year old Garry Sobers prior to the match, and how satisfying it was to watch this scion of scintillation dominate the Narines and Hafeezes, the very people who are perpetually dislodging the Gayles.

  • on August 1, 2013, 20:33 GMT

    Interesting how @Israel Bachew conveniently omitted the Guyanese Permaul's 3 wickets.

  • on August 1, 2013, 19:51 GMT

    If you watched the Game you Know Hafeez is the the team's true captin

  • on August 1, 2013, 19:39 GMT

    Good Clean Aggressive hitting by the Trinidadian left hander nicholus pooran, he has a glimpse of the Australian great Mathew hayden in him and this is good news for west indies cricket.......but CONGRATULATION to the Amazon warriors they played well and good captaincy by sarwan.

  • on August 1, 2013, 18:46 GMT

    Trinidad Players...... Pooran 54 , Simmons 42 , Bravo 23 ,Narine wicket maiden on Last over.................................................................................................... Guyana Players .. ..Sarwan 21, Deonarine 1, Barnwell 0...

    Guyana win

  • nafzak on August 1, 2013, 17:18 GMT

    Hey simplesouthside..you must be a Trini so please set aside your prejudices. It was Sarwan who was setting the field and who was brilliant in getting the best out of his bowlers. He saved Narine, arguably the best of the lot, for the last when he knew that the Trinis had to go for it. He used Permaul and Santokie brilliantly also - in the middle and later overs. Sarwan has always been a very resourceful captain and has won two T/20 (Sanford and Caribbean) as Guyana's captain and with arguably inferior team (both times) to Trinidad. I am in agreement that Bravo should never never bowl in last 5 overs and to a lesser extent Permaul. I have noticed over the last few matches, that Permaul bowling in last 5 overs is not the same as earlier in the innings. N. Pooran was impressive to say the least.

  • BRUTALANALYST on August 1, 2013, 16:09 GMT

    Pooran was the star and if he repeats another inning like that will almost certainly secure himself a nice IPL deal before he turns 18 ! A great prospect for W.I and world cricket. A lot has been made about the young De Cock from South Africa but I think this guy has a lot more about him incredible timing and power. The only other highlight for TandT was Cummins and Benn with the ball.Simmons and Guptill two top class batsman that have been overlooked in IPL auctions both played very well for Guyana and with this added point to prove will likely become a dangerous opening pair if they continue like this. Guyana's side overall is very well balanced and could go all the way if they continue to play as a team Franklin got stuck in with bat and ball, Santokie was very impressive and then there's the trio of Narine Hafeez and Permaul. I was also glad to see Barnwell at 5 despite him gettin a duck he is a dangerous player and deserved to get a chance to flourish with the bat this CPL.

  • A.Saint on August 1, 2013, 15:14 GMT

    I hope Dwayne Bravo, reads comments on ESPN Cricinfo, if he does not can someone please deliver an urgent message to him, to refrain from ever bowling in the last 5 overs of a T20 or 50 Over game, be if for T&T or West Indies again. His last over last night went for 21. Recently in the Trination Series against S/L and India, he cost W.I some games, in the Pakistan series the same nonsense prevailed.

    He may have been the leading wicket taker in the 2013 IPL season, but quite recently his bowling form has deserted him, and he needs to recognize this. Miguel Cummins bowled 2 overs for 9 runs at the start of the innings why was he hot tried again at some point of the innings. I think Bravo is try to take too much unto himself. A good leader has to know when to direct and adjust, leading from the front does not mean you have to take 5 wickets or score 50 every match, but rather being able to know your strengths and weaknesses and those of your team members and planning accordingly

  • simplesouthside on August 1, 2013, 15:04 GMT

    good job to the amazon warriors but people keep saying that sarwan did a good job in setting the field when it was really ramdin who set the field. Adrian Barrath should have opened instead of Justin

  • PACERONE on August 1, 2013, 14:05 GMT

    Maybe out of this tournament will come a few good players for West Indies.We know that Santokie is a better bowler than bravo.I have been campaigning for left arm bowlers and tall bowlers,maybe those guys will come to the forefront.A few batsmen need to play well.This is their chance to make a mark.Pooran has started.

  • on August 3, 2013, 20:05 GMT

    Even though I am Guyanese, I am least concerned with nationalistic affiliations at this point--I am awakened by quality cricket, by fresh, subversive talent, and Nicholas Pooran rekindled my hope for WI cricket. It was interesting that Sony Six was featuring the 17 year old Garry Sobers prior to the match, and how satisfying it was to watch this scion of scintillation dominate the Narines and Hafeezes, the very people who are perpetually dislodging the Gayles.

  • on August 1, 2013, 20:33 GMT

    Interesting how @Israel Bachew conveniently omitted the Guyanese Permaul's 3 wickets.

  • on August 1, 2013, 19:51 GMT

    If you watched the Game you Know Hafeez is the the team's true captin

  • on August 1, 2013, 19:39 GMT

    Good Clean Aggressive hitting by the Trinidadian left hander nicholus pooran, he has a glimpse of the Australian great Mathew hayden in him and this is good news for west indies cricket.......but CONGRATULATION to the Amazon warriors they played well and good captaincy by sarwan.

  • on August 1, 2013, 18:46 GMT

    Trinidad Players...... Pooran 54 , Simmons 42 , Bravo 23 ,Narine wicket maiden on Last over.................................................................................................... Guyana Players .. ..Sarwan 21, Deonarine 1, Barnwell 0...

    Guyana win

  • nafzak on August 1, 2013, 17:18 GMT

    Hey simplesouthside..you must be a Trini so please set aside your prejudices. It was Sarwan who was setting the field and who was brilliant in getting the best out of his bowlers. He saved Narine, arguably the best of the lot, for the last when he knew that the Trinis had to go for it. He used Permaul and Santokie brilliantly also - in the middle and later overs. Sarwan has always been a very resourceful captain and has won two T/20 (Sanford and Caribbean) as Guyana's captain and with arguably inferior team (both times) to Trinidad. I am in agreement that Bravo should never never bowl in last 5 overs and to a lesser extent Permaul. I have noticed over the last few matches, that Permaul bowling in last 5 overs is not the same as earlier in the innings. N. Pooran was impressive to say the least.

  • BRUTALANALYST on August 1, 2013, 16:09 GMT

    Pooran was the star and if he repeats another inning like that will almost certainly secure himself a nice IPL deal before he turns 18 ! A great prospect for W.I and world cricket. A lot has been made about the young De Cock from South Africa but I think this guy has a lot more about him incredible timing and power. The only other highlight for TandT was Cummins and Benn with the ball.Simmons and Guptill two top class batsman that have been overlooked in IPL auctions both played very well for Guyana and with this added point to prove will likely become a dangerous opening pair if they continue like this. Guyana's side overall is very well balanced and could go all the way if they continue to play as a team Franklin got stuck in with bat and ball, Santokie was very impressive and then there's the trio of Narine Hafeez and Permaul. I was also glad to see Barnwell at 5 despite him gettin a duck he is a dangerous player and deserved to get a chance to flourish with the bat this CPL.

  • A.Saint on August 1, 2013, 15:14 GMT

    I hope Dwayne Bravo, reads comments on ESPN Cricinfo, if he does not can someone please deliver an urgent message to him, to refrain from ever bowling in the last 5 overs of a T20 or 50 Over game, be if for T&T or West Indies again. His last over last night went for 21. Recently in the Trination Series against S/L and India, he cost W.I some games, in the Pakistan series the same nonsense prevailed.

    He may have been the leading wicket taker in the 2013 IPL season, but quite recently his bowling form has deserted him, and he needs to recognize this. Miguel Cummins bowled 2 overs for 9 runs at the start of the innings why was he hot tried again at some point of the innings. I think Bravo is try to take too much unto himself. A good leader has to know when to direct and adjust, leading from the front does not mean you have to take 5 wickets or score 50 every match, but rather being able to know your strengths and weaknesses and those of your team members and planning accordingly

  • simplesouthside on August 1, 2013, 15:04 GMT

    good job to the amazon warriors but people keep saying that sarwan did a good job in setting the field when it was really ramdin who set the field. Adrian Barrath should have opened instead of Justin

  • PACERONE on August 1, 2013, 14:05 GMT

    Maybe out of this tournament will come a few good players for West Indies.We know that Santokie is a better bowler than bravo.I have been campaigning for left arm bowlers and tall bowlers,maybe those guys will come to the forefront.A few batsmen need to play well.This is their chance to make a mark.Pooran has started.

  • bluhunter on August 1, 2013, 14:01 GMT

    Congrats to the GAW but I was very impressed with young Pooran. It is encouraging to see a Gilly like player coming out of the West Indies. Ramdin and Charles, pack your bags, a new Sheriff is in Town.

  • NCassie on August 1, 2013, 13:42 GMT

    Good knock by young Pooran, this kid could bat and has a bright future ahead. Captain Bravo please DO NOT BOWL at the end of the innings please! too costly for the team and you need more attacking players up front to chase down totals. T&T playing in Guyana should have played Bishoo ahead of Shakib. Good luck going forward to your next game.

  • on August 1, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    This game shows that the best players at the 20/20 game are still the best players at the 50 over vision and test cricket.

  • A-Gunnie on August 1, 2013, 12:21 GMT

    Very good win for Amazon Warriors but i was very impress with the young man Nicolas P.....watch out for him as his hitting was beyond his age.

  • on August 1, 2013, 11:59 GMT

    great captaincy by sarwan,his field placing was excellent,the use of his bowlers was excellent and the way he manipulated the batting order was also excellent. this tournament will show all who should captain the west indies.

  • Reuelsean on August 1, 2013, 11:37 GMT

    Dwayne's death bowling is horrible, he keeps attempting to bowl the same leg stump line from around the wicket and more often than not goes for a lot of runs, yet he persist with it. Well played to Pooran. Jacobs was horrible, I really don't know what he was doing, but i guess neither did he. I know Barath has had a bad time of it recently, but i would play him ahead of Guillen or Jacobs any day.

  • IndianEagle on August 1, 2013, 11:03 GMT

    o'brain and russel's wicket in consecutive delivery cost match. TT's wk poorna is d one for tt's future

  • typos on August 1, 2013, 7:24 GMT

    How could Gullen be in this side ahead of AB? Just shows the Queen's Park elite can still control things in TnT when a guy with the right name whose strike rate is 67 can make the team ahead of a guy who got a hundred against Australia on debut.

  • BRUTALANALYST on August 1, 2013, 6:15 GMT

    Why would anyone pay for someone like Davy Jacobs to come and play ? and he is preventing local talent like Barath form playing ? Barath should be in the 11 either way ahead of any of todays top 3. Darren Bravo has show again he cannot play an attacking game or accelerate even in desperate times , together he and Jacobs cost T&T the game leaving it to late for O'Brien and Pooran to win it even after the 17 year old's outstanding knock. Dwayne Bravo rates himself highly as a "death bowler" but a couple of lucky wickets when batsman r swinging everywhere doesn't count for much when you go for over 10 an over today along with his brother and Jacobs the only death is bowling gave was to his own side !

  • BRUTALANALYST on August 1, 2013, 6:15 GMT

    Why would anyone pay for someone like Davy Jacobs to come and play ? and he is preventing local talent like Barath form playing ? Barath should be in the 11 either way ahead of any of todays top 3. Darren Bravo has show again he cannot play an attacking game or accelerate even in desperate times , together he and Jacobs cost T&T the game leaving it to late for O'Brien and Pooran to win it even after the 17 year old's outstanding knock. Dwayne Bravo rates himself highly as a "death bowler" but a couple of lucky wickets when batsman r swinging everywhere doesn't count for much when you go for over 10 an over today along with his brother and Jacobs the only death is bowling gave was to his own side !

  • typos on August 1, 2013, 7:24 GMT

    How could Gullen be in this side ahead of AB? Just shows the Queen's Park elite can still control things in TnT when a guy with the right name whose strike rate is 67 can make the team ahead of a guy who got a hundred against Australia on debut.

  • IndianEagle on August 1, 2013, 11:03 GMT

    o'brain and russel's wicket in consecutive delivery cost match. TT's wk poorna is d one for tt's future

  • Reuelsean on August 1, 2013, 11:37 GMT

    Dwayne's death bowling is horrible, he keeps attempting to bowl the same leg stump line from around the wicket and more often than not goes for a lot of runs, yet he persist with it. Well played to Pooran. Jacobs was horrible, I really don't know what he was doing, but i guess neither did he. I know Barath has had a bad time of it recently, but i would play him ahead of Guillen or Jacobs any day.

  • on August 1, 2013, 11:59 GMT

    great captaincy by sarwan,his field placing was excellent,the use of his bowlers was excellent and the way he manipulated the batting order was also excellent. this tournament will show all who should captain the west indies.

  • A-Gunnie on August 1, 2013, 12:21 GMT

    Very good win for Amazon Warriors but i was very impress with the young man Nicolas P.....watch out for him as his hitting was beyond his age.

  • on August 1, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    This game shows that the best players at the 20/20 game are still the best players at the 50 over vision and test cricket.

  • NCassie on August 1, 2013, 13:42 GMT

    Good knock by young Pooran, this kid could bat and has a bright future ahead. Captain Bravo please DO NOT BOWL at the end of the innings please! too costly for the team and you need more attacking players up front to chase down totals. T&T playing in Guyana should have played Bishoo ahead of Shakib. Good luck going forward to your next game.

  • bluhunter on August 1, 2013, 14:01 GMT

    Congrats to the GAW but I was very impressed with young Pooran. It is encouraging to see a Gilly like player coming out of the West Indies. Ramdin and Charles, pack your bags, a new Sheriff is in Town.

  • PACERONE on August 1, 2013, 14:05 GMT

    Maybe out of this tournament will come a few good players for West Indies.We know that Santokie is a better bowler than bravo.I have been campaigning for left arm bowlers and tall bowlers,maybe those guys will come to the forefront.A few batsmen need to play well.This is their chance to make a mark.Pooran has started.